“Making Provincial Administration Work in the North” by Austin Fernando

These days media often speak of conflicts between the center and provincial administration, especially between the Northern Provincial Council’s (NPC’s) Chief Minister (CM) / Members and the Governor of the Province. The CM had been known to me for some time as a gentle neighbor, Judge and the Governor as my subordinate and an “officer and gentleman.” Irrespective of their gentleness, now we hear of ‘official conflicts’ between them, much to the detriment of the NPC administration.

I must confess that the conflicting status has evidently seeped down to the administration too. This we observed when in Jaffna recently. As a retired public officer I cannot recollect such distanced and broken-down official relationship between the Government Representative (the Governor), political hierarchies (Provincial Councilors headed by the CM) and some administrators (headed by the Chief Secretary- CS). This does not speak well of all parties.

Via http://groundviews.org/2014/02/07/making-provincial-administration-work-in-the-north/



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DM (2014, 8 février). “Making Provincial Administration Work in the North” by Austin Fernando. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 14 avril 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u89m

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